Beer dinners are a fun (and delicious) way to explore the pairing of various styles of beer with food. I've attended several and have enjoyed them because they've given me a greater appreciation for how food can enhance beer and vice versa.
Raven & Rose in SW Portland hosts a recurring beer dinner series. Previous brewery partners have included Breakside, The Commons, and Samuel Smith. Next up, on December 7, is Goose Island. They'll bring six of their beers to the event. Four of their hard-to-find limited releases will be paired with different courses.
The menu, pricing, and other details are shown below. The Raven & Rose kindly invited me to the dinner and I'm looking forward to attending! Stay tuned for a dinner recap.
If you've never attended a beer dinner, here's my write up of a beer pairing dinner I recently attended at First National Taphouse. This should give you an idea of what it's all about.
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Warm up Fall with a Special Brewer’s Dinner Series
Raven & Rose pairs Signature Roast with Cult-favorite Goose Island Beers
Raven & Rose is about to add a palatable twist to its traditional English-style Sunday Roast, offering guests a whole new and unique experience. It’s turning over a half-dozen of its taps to feature sought-after Goose Island brewed-for-food beers and pairing them with dishes from its hearty, signature feast. It’s a natural collaboration, bringing together a shared love of all things barrel-aged. Goose Island pioneered the process of barrel-aging beer in the U.S., which is complementary to Raven & Rose’s single-barrel program.
Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Raven & Rose
Ladd Dining Room
1331 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201
Start with a selection of seasonal snacks and salad. Main dishes feature beef tri-tip and Oregon King Salmon with a trio of sides: oven-roasted peppers and potatoes, roasted farm carrots and beets and fried cauliflower. Finish with a delightful dessert. Each will be paired with Goose Island beers. They include the limited-release Bourbon County Stout, Bourbon County Barleywine, Madame Rose and the Class of ’88, which is brewed with whole flower Mt. Hood hops.
$75.00 per person. Includes all courses and beer flight pairings.
For reservations, please email Natalia Toral at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Raven & Rose:
Raven & Rose offers classic farmhouse cookery and fine cocktails in Portland’s historic Ladd Carriage House. The dining room menu draws inspiration from the Irish and British countryside, driven by simple, pristinely sourced ingredients and exceptional execution in an atmosphere that is warm, welcoming and attentive. The Rookery—the upstairs bar—provides an exclusive hideaway for sipping cocktails inspired by the building’s exuberant history.
About Goose Island Beer Co.:
Founded in Chicago in 1988, Goose Island Beer Co. is one of the most successful craft breweries in the Midwest and produces some of the most popular, and award- winning beers in the U.S. Goose Island is credited with inventing barrel-aged beers in the U.S. in 1992. Since the beginning, Goose Island beers have won a variety of awards at acclaimed beer events including the World Beer Championships, World Beer Cup, World Expo of Beer and the Great American Beer Festival (GABF).